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Welcome to Back to the Future, I'm your co-host, Daniel Driscol, joined by none other than Mark Paul Goslar, perhaps better known to some of you as the actor who played Zach Morris on Saved by the Bell. Hello, Paul. Hello, Daniel. Now, just to be as clear as possible about what both you and the listeners are getting into, you've somehow never seen saved by the bell, is that correct? Are you doubting me, Daniel?

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Yeah, I'm calling you a liar. Minute one. I'm questioning your character as a human being, not a character.

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This is a question that I've been asked since we launched the trailer. Have you really never seen an episode of Saved by the Bell? And the honest truth is, I have not watched an entire episode from start to finish in 30 years.

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I have a practice where I don't like to watch my work. I am a product of having grown up in front of a camera and I learn very quickly to do the work and then forget it. I'm very critical of myself, so I think it's best for me if I if I sort of operate in a vacuum where my experience on the set and how I felt walking off of it is what I go by and I learn that when I watch Saved by the Bell or I watch a clip of it and I would watch myself as the character of Zack Morris, I really had a hard time watching that because it was such a departure from who I was that I became overly critical of the work that it would actually affect what I was doing on set.

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So I just I have a practice of not watching myself. I still to this day, I rarely watch myself. And if I do, I, I do it by myself. My wife isn't even in the room at times because I'm just picking apart myself and things that I could have done better. And, you know, it's much like somebody at work and they look over the work that they've accomplished and they're like, I can do that better.

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I'm going I'm going to take another crack at it. But with acting, once you see it, there's no hope of changing it. So I just don't I get that I get being at a job and one not necessarily wanting to be there and to looking at your work and thinking, OK, it's done. I can move on to the next job. I think that's that's probably true across across most fields.

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Do you do that as a writer? I'm not a writer. And that's why I'm teaming up with you because of your brilliant work as a writer. Yes. I just gave you a huge compliment. You're welcome. Thank you. You're talking, of course, about my emails, which are which are concise, a little funny, and often about three words too long just to leave you wanting less. Yeah, I would say I'm I'm actually critical the other way where I will reread and listen to and watch things and be like constantly picking it apart about how I could do it better.

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But I go the other way where when I would post a video I would wind up watching it a dozen times, just kind of like agonizing over my voice. Sounded weird there. That joke could have been funnier there. I could have made that edit smoother. So I go the other way on it to to hopefully make things as good as possible. But I'm not sure it's that effective, to be totally honest. So just to be clear, once again, you've never seen a full episode of Saved by the Bell in Thirty Years, which is confusing to so many people because it is so heavily watched.

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It is. It sounds like you saying the sentence. You know, I've never had a cheeseburger or something like that. People must look at you like you're crazy because who has not had a cheeseburger, who has not watched saved by the bell? I have never had a cheeseburger. OK, now I'm calling you a lot that can not just I've seen the show. So this is the only TV rewash podcast where the star of the show has never watched the show in question and where the co-host had nothing to do with the making of the original show.

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Now, unlike Mark Paul, I've seen, say, by the bell a lot and now is probably a good time to introduce myself, because unlike Mark Paul, I am just pretty just a smidge off the floor of nobody and explain how this unlikely pairing came to be. Who are you, Dashiell? Oh, man. Every day I wake up, I look in the mirror, I ask the same question. In September of 2017, I was working at Funny or Die and I wanted to be a TV writer.

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And someone told me the best way to get that job. The only way really is to write a script. So you have a writing sample and you can show people, hey, I can I can do this job I want to do. And I had the idea to write a Saved by the Bell script because I remember watching the reruns a lot as a kid. And I thought, oh, I can do like a funny, weird take on a say by the Bell episode.

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And in order to kind of nail the like structure of the episodes, but also the way the characters talk and all that stuff, I figured, well, I'd better just watch a bunch of these. And upon doing so, it was instantly, instantly very clear to me that a lot of the plot lines of the original say by the bell would just never, never fly today. They were, yes. Jack was learning lessons, but the way he was doing it and the route he would take to those lessons were just, I mean, at best, often illegal and usually just like truly abhorrent.

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So I thought, oh, there might be something here, maybe like an article or a video or even then I thought maybe maybe this is a podcast. I don't know. And I made one video about the time. This is a spoiler McPaul. So if you want, you can cover your ears or they are covered. I have headphones on. Oh, nice. Good one. See what I did there. This is what you can expect for the rest of the season.

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This is like next. And you say you're not a writer. Are you sure. Because that's good. In an effort at the time to tie Internet videos to topical events, I decided to pick the episode where Zack Morris lies about being Jewish to go to a baseball game on Russia Sharna. And then I timed the video. It just so happened. It was that week where it was Yom Kippur, which is about a week out from Russia. China, everyone's favorite holiday in the Jewish religion is Yom Kippur, truly the most somber day of the year.

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But I decided, oh, this is a good time for a Saved by the Bell nostalgia video. Tionne And I don't think anyone cared about the fact that it was released on a high holy day. But the video took off and people instantly latched on to this thing. And it was this aha moment of like, whoa, I better make more of these. And so I did. I made I made nine more. Zack Morris crashes over the next ten weeks, and by the time those were all done, it was so clear this was like the the biggest thing is definitely the biggest thing I'd ever been a part of working at Funny or Die.

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And it was like the biggest runaway hit. And somewhere along the way, you actually you you found those videos. Are those videos found their way to you?

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I'm trying to think of the timeline, but that spec script that you wrote, I somehow read excerpts of it. And I think then I reach out to you and I said, I think I want to read this maybe with the with the original cast.

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Yeah.

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So the spec script is a true story of just absolute procrastination. The key to writing is just never writing at all if you want to call yourself a writer. So I had the idea for the spec script and I that's what got me watching Saved by the Bell and that's what got me recording. Zack Morris is trash. I didn't actually sit down and write that thing for, I think another like a year and a half. I just was too busy goofing on Zack Morris and cranking out these Internet videos every single Friday that it became like I got kind of tunnel vision on those.

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And then I made a spinoff series about other TV stuff, because when you got a hit, you might as well make a spinoff. But I did write that spec script eventually, and you did reach out to me on Twitter. And it was like the coolest thing. I could not imagine anything cooler than you than that script having, like, landed on your doorstep. But even before then, I saw an interview pop up where people started asking you about Zack Morris is trash and your response was positive.

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The quote I read from you somewhere along the first or second season of those videos was like, oh, he's seen these and he he doesn't hate them.

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Yeah, well, first of all, your bar is very low. If that was the coolest thing for me to reach out to below the floor. Yeah, it's in the basement. Just just putting that out there. But yeah, it was funny.

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I would do interviews for other projects that I was doing one season of and then moving on.

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I'm not mad, but people would ask me, are you OK? That was a big thing is are you OK with this series?

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Zack Morris is trash and at first I thought, I don't know, I know nothing about this. And then I went down the rabbit hole and once you watch one, it's like a Pringle you just can't stop. And I watched a lot of them and they're really good. If you're a fan of Saved by the Bell, I don't see how you couldn't be a fan of this. And yeah, when you look at the title, Zack Morris is Trash.

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How dare you write? You know, people say he's shitting on Zack. And I'm like, he's really not. It's a celebration of the product. But yet also pointing out how absurd some of these things are.

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And you're right, some of these things we would never be able to produce today. Yeah, I think what some of those very, very vocal, angry defenders of the Zack Morris legacy fail to realize is I would not take the time to so thoroughly goof on something if I wasn't a fan of it in the first place. I don't think I'd have the groundwork in place to be able to joke about specific characters with such depth if I hadn't extensively watched the series before.

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So yeah, I was certainly a fan and I grew up watching the reruns after school and on Saturday morning after cartoons before that. So I definitely had that base and I I'm glad fans found it. But also there's like a whole generation of people who never saw say bye to Bell. And then this this video series became this weird portal into the 90s of like, what the hell was going on back then? Like, I don't think people were OK.

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I think, like, people saw these plots and thought, like, this is what, you know, now and now. Like, euphoria is pretty shocking as to what goes on in a high school. But I'm not sure it's edgier than then what was happening at Bayside and some of those plotlines in this podcast.

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Do you think we'll hit some of those top? I mean, when I say something, but will we hit all of them? I'm so glad you asked that question because, yeah, we're going to. Well, let's not let's not get too far ahead of ourselves. It is worth noting that you retweeted that spec script, which was huge for me at the time. But you also talked to my my now boss, Tracy Wakefield, to give me a writing job on the reboot.

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And I'm hugely indebted to both Zack Morris, the character, as giving me so much material over the years. But to you as a person for now, the jobs plural. But I really do owe you a debt. So not when I will pay financially. But thank you. And I'm glad that we get to team up now to make a dash. Don't make this awkward. I mean, really. I mean, don't just just go.

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All right. I'll just I'll look. I'll Venmo you five hundred dollars. I know how this works. All right, let's take a minute and talk about one of my favorite beers divil now, your best friend in the world.

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Don't be jealous that I am really good friends with a beer company. Yeah.

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How do you get a beer company to be your friend? I am a beer nut. I even had my bachelor party in Belgium, which is the Mecca for beer, and that is where this beer is born. It takes 90 days for this beer to be created. And of course, I'm talking about the fourth generation family owned beer from Belgium called Duvel.

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It is literally one of my favorite beers. It's really the beer that got me into understanding how great beer is. Consider yourself lucky that you can get this beer at your local bar, grocery store or liquor store. And I please encourage you to pick up travel and experience one of my favorite beers for yourself. But let me tell you why Deville is so good. Please. This is a tasting beer. This is a beer that has substance. You savor it, you sit down.

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It's a celebration of a beer. It's a it's a moment. It's like you'll remember your first of all, I still remember when I drank it and I thought, oh my God, I've never had something like this before. And it just shot me onto a journey into wanting to experience more beers like this. But guess what you always come back to? I always have a double in my refrigerator ready for me or my friends who come over. So please, I love this beer.

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They've been great to me because I was I was a fan first and then we became partners on this. So I'm so glad that they're part of this podcast. I hope you get to experience it and enjoy it as much as I do. Now, I want you to know that I'm taking this seriously, because this is your basic education and there's there's very little in this life more important than an education. And I also want to know that you're taking it seriously, which is why I prepared a syllabus for this first season of class.

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So you and, of course, the listeners hello listeners can know what to expect. Boy, this is serious. You know, I use the word serious several times to to drive that home. But, yeah, this is serious. Education is serious. You might not know that from watching Saved by the Bell, but it is a serious topic. I might not know that also because I had education on the set of Saved by the Bell. I mean, I literally never went to school.

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Yeah. Your version of a social studies teacher was a guy pointing to his watch saying we are 30 minutes behind for lunch and Steve is having a cigarette. Can we wrap this up now? If you'll turn to page one of the syllabus, we're going to do intros. I think we got that out of the way. We know who you are, certainly. Mark Paul, Goslar, star of Say by the Bell and many other projects and me guy who made videos, great intros out the way.

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Now, on page two, there is a placement exam. I want to make sure you're in the right class here, Mark. Paul, I know you've said that you have not seen an episode in 30 years and you never really watched it when it was on.

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I wish you could see my face at the moment. My face is scrunched scrunched like in a like a good scrunch, like a happy scrunch when I hear, you know, am I in the right class. Keep going. Go ahead.

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Well, you know, sometimes sometimes and I'm not saying you would do this, but Zack Morris might you might lie about where you place in a class just to get an easy way. You might say, oh, I'm good for this math class when you're much more advanced just because it's, you know, an easy 4.0. But I'm an actor. This is what we do. We lie all the time. I got every job that is true. Every job that I've ever been a part of has been a lie.

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I mean, I say that I'm in the best. Am I really? Probably not.

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But I get these jobs based on lies. Yeah. Fake it till you make it and then continue faking it. That is how you stay working in this town. So here I prepared a few questions. It's just it's just four questions and this should hopefully be over soon and painless. The motto of this podcast. Where did Zach Morris go to high school? Bayside High. Look at that first one. Now, these do get a little harder as they go on, OK?

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And that was, by the way, that right there was to weed out the lies, because if you didn't know that one, then I know this whole thing was a sham. So that was actually a trick question. I don't want to get off on the wrong foot here, but I am trying to trick you immediately. But I'm glad you passed that with flying colors. So question number two, what school sport did Zach compete in? Oh, well, Slater was a wrestler because Mario Lopez wrestled in real life, I think.

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Well, I'm looking I'm in my office right now and I see a Letterman jacket. Oh, that's cheating. You brought in the answer. No, but he has a Letterman jacket, so he must have been in football.

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Right. Of some sort.

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You might think that, but that's incorrect. Zack Morris was not on the football team. He would have certainly been crushed, although football did play a big role in, say, by the bell. No, Zack Morris was in track and field was a go. If you're going to cause the kind of mischief he was up to, you better learn how to run and fast so that that makes sense.

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Was he endurance or sprint? You know, I'm not sure they ever you first of all, you never saw any actual field of athletics at any point in the show. It was like stock footage of of football and black and white when they would want to show a game. But you never saw him run. So I don't think they covered maybe maybe they did cover like it's like a fifty yard dash or something like that. I don't think they got too specific into it.

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This is another one. We're now now you're testing the tester and I am I'm like barely passing. I think I'm, I'm like a seventy percent on your questions. On my questions.

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You're going to get a lot of flak on, on social media. Oh, man. I can't wait. I can't wait for you not wait my how the tables have turned and now these are getting a little a little tougher.

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What was Belding's brother's name? That's easy. And the only reason I know this is because we've been talking about characters and his name was Rod Belding. And look at that. Yeah, I do remember that. I do remember what he looked like. He had long blond hair and looked nothing like Mr. Belding played by Dennis Haskins Road Building.

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I kind of like a cool Michael Bolton thing for, like the nineties is going on. Like, I think someone saw Michael Bolton and was like, what if he was like the cool substitute? Who is like also Belding's brother? And that kind of feels like where they landed on a UN Rod's cast. And lastly, finish this ends. It's a line from season one of Saved by the Bell. Zack Morris is a blond blinkx.

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Oh, oh. I do know this one. I'm I belong here is a blond Tom Cruise.

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Look at that. So you do have like it's the kind of memory where when you see it, you kind of remember it. You don't mean. Multiple choice questions like you, you can be guided here, you do have something going on rattling around up there of these memories, it's called pulling it out of your ass.

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So you do have some memories and it's not completely gone. But the fact that you think Zack Morris is maybe on the football team shows that this is for real. This is not a show you've really watched or studied or been immersed in, like so many people have know.

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But a lot of these things are meems or little clips that you see, things that people share. I am aware and exposed to those things. So but actual plots and actually knowing the ins and outs of the show, I don't have much of a memory. You know, it's funny because I've talked to some of my other classmates, and Tiffany, for example, sort of has a similar memory like I do, where it doesn't really kick in until a certain age.

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And it also is the memory comes back in different environments. A lot of the times we shot the show on a set and eventually we moved outside of the set. And that's where we sort of remember the experience a little bit more clear, specifically talking about the beach episodes. For us, that was like a field trip. We got to film in Malibu and it was a departure from the norm. So we will remember a little bit more about that time.

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But the beginning, I don't remember. I remember little bits and pieces and hopefully with this podcast we can connect the dots. It's funny you say the beach episode stand out to you, because as a viewer, when I went back to go make the Zach Morris episodes, I remembered the beach episode Sue because they they stand up just because they were visually so different. You guys were all in these green and white uniforms and you were in a new location.

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And I think it's that as we're we're all experiencing right now and it's the same thing every day, the days can kind of start to blend together. So when everything is all lockers and classrooms, suddenly those beach episodes, we're just a whole different thing and feeling. And I was also surprised when I went back to see that. I think there's I think it's five or six Malibu episodes. But when you're watching them or when I was watching it, it felt like a whole season or something.

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You were kind of out there for so long. But it was just a handful of episodes really in the in the series that that definitely visually and totally stand out. And for us to as teenagers, that was a lot was going on at that time. And I think that that made an impression on us. I believe I was 16 at that time. I was able to drive to set and just a lot was happening. And you got to understand, we were going through a very impressionable period at that time.

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You know, it's like being 16. Everyone kind of remembers what they were doing around sixteen, 14, little fuzzy, thirteen, even more fuzzy, also just boring.

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Like I remember what I was doing when I was fourteen, which is just kind of boring. Sixteen. I mean, I remember being sixteen and driving to the beach, but I, I definitely didn't have cameras waiting for me when I arrived or a catered lunch, so I would imagine that was pretty cool. Do you do you remember what car you were driving at 16 to set in Malibu?

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Yeah, I my first car was a Ford GT. Mario had one as well. And yeah, we, we were like Ford brothers. And I remember Leah Remini at the time she she came on and she was a guest star. Remember Denise Richards. I remember, you know, the ATV race because I was very much into motocross. That was something that I had been doing since I was three years old. That was my sport. But my childhood was pretty standard, I guess.

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I guess you can do air quotes of what standard really is. But I think that's why I was able to have an amount of longevity in the career in the industry, because I had normal friends. I went to normal high school and a lot of people didn't know what I did and what I was doing. Because, again, we talk about Saved by the bell. We're talking about the current form of saved by the bell. It's been viewed many times over.

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It's on streaming. It was on cable. It was on broadcast. But at the time, saved by the bell was a Saturday morning show. Our competition was cartoons. We didn't have social media. We didn't know how many people were watching our show, if any. We were sort of operating in in a vacuum. We would do a season of Saved by the Bell and then we would all say goodbye to each other. We didn't know if we would come back.

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We would never get a pick up until the very last minute. We would all say goodbye to each other. And we really didn't have any ways of communicating with each other other than picking up the phone and who wanted to do that. And then we'd get picked up for another season.

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It was like, oh, hey, we're back. Hi, guys. And then we do another full season of Saved by the Bell. And then the same process it was I think we did Four Seasons of the Standard Show. And this was this was the process every single time when I.

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Notice that the show became popular in the current form was when it was syndicated in 1996, then all of a sudden people were watching it when they were coming home from school, not just having to watch it on Saturday morning on NBC. I believe you are a product of having watched it as as a syndicated show.

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No, I absolutely am. I vividly remember watching it on Saturday mornings. It was kind of like stacked later after the bulk of the cartoons, like when reality would start settling in and there would be like Soul Train and also say by the bell, you're like, oh, the the cartoons have now stopped. But I do remember watching it. And I also watched it when I would come home in high school, I would I would put it on.

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It was not deep cable. It was like deep public access. It was called CDOs in Los Angeles. And they would they would air a block of saved by the bell every single day. And I would watch it every single day after that was just what I would watch while I delayed doing my homework. And so, yeah, I'm hugely a product of that syndication and of kind of watching it over and over. And you start to pick your favorites and you, oh, they're doing the Palm Springs movie in a few parts and you start realizing all that stuff.

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So, yeah, I'm I'm one of those people. And I think part of what has the lasting power of saved by the bell culturally is that syndication in that it's never gone off the air. It is still on TV all around the world all the time. And if you went to any hotel anywhere on the planet and you just sat in bed, as you're totally entitled to do in a hotel, you don't have to go see the city, especially not now.

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If you start flipping channels, you will hit saved by the bell on a day. It's like impossible to avoid. And you cannot say the same thing about almost any other TV show, like maybe maybe The Simpsons is one you could probably find anywhere around the world. But like saved by the bell has has just somehow stood the test of time in a in a in a remarkable way. I mean, I don't think. Was there any universe you predicted that when you were making it?

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No, I don't think any of us predicted we'd still be talking about it thirty years later. I know that to be true for the actors. You know, I'm glad we get to talk to some people that were on the production side of things, Franco Bario being one. And and hopefully we'll talk to some other employees that helped create the show.

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Artists, some artists. They're not. You said employees. You know, they were making art. Well, I consider myself an employee. I did what I was told. I mean, I still I still remember that. I mean, I still remember the conversation that I had with one of our directors, I think was the one that had this conversation with me. But I remember walking through the doors of our soundstage and I believe it was Don Barnat who directed the bulk of the series.

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And I remember him saying, when you walk through these doors, you become an adult and probably not the best thing to say to a twelve or thirteen year old at that time, because, you know, you could find so much wrong in that statement.

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But what he has is that is certainly a problematic gray area to introduce. What I took it as was you walk through these doors, there's a lot of responsibility. We are all here for a job. I felt like I was an employee. And, you know, you have to sort of check things that are going on your life at the door and you have to take this seriously. And we all did. But I can say that we all loved what we were doing.

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And that's what that's what you see as the final product. You see a group, a gang of kids and adults genuinely having a really good time being together and producing the show. So it'll be interesting.

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It will be interesting to talk to artists. No, I'm on your side. They're employees now. They fill out to start before then. Who are we kidding? It's a job. It's show business.

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It should be interesting to hear their take and their side of the story. And maybe I thought I was a pretty good kid, but maybe I was the biggest asshole that ever walked.

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My wife and I were kind of doing them in tandem. You know, I would slice up the potatoes, she would be mixing up the pork. And then I know that you have become like a fan of these caramelized onions. Now, part of the fun of how fresh is cooking has become kind of a chore in the past few months because we're all doing it all the time, every day. And it was fun to make something new that I had never made before, specifically caramelized onions, which felt for some reason before this like an intimidating food adventure.

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But we're super easy. And since making them with the hello fresh instructions, I've made them on a bunch of meals. There's there's not a lot that is leaving my kitchen these days without a mountain of caramelized onions. Thanks all to Hello Fresh.

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Yeah, you said it right where we're looking for new things to cook. And this got us out of the recipe. Right. I know you immediately became a subscriber after trying Hello Fresh and you went to Hello Fresh Dotcom Zach m80 and you use the code. Zach A-T. That's Zach Zach M eighty to get a total of eighty dollars off including free shipping on your first box and there's additional restrictions. Apply please visit. Hello fresh dot com for more details.

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But you are going to do this for a while. I don't think I can go back. I don't think I can go back to making the same things every single night forever. So yeah. Hello. Fresh is a welcome addition to my life and I'm, I'm so glad that I could be their first customer from this podcast. All right.

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Again, go to Hello Fresh Dotcom Zach M80 and use code Zackham eighty to get a total of eighty dollars off including free shipping on your first box.

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Hello, fresh dotcom. Go there for more details. Now, I'm so glad you talked about guests, because that brings us to page three of the syllabus, guest speakers.

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Well done. With the page turning effect, as much as I'd love to do all the talking, and I'm sure you would, too. We have some very special guests lined up for this season and here's a preview of one of them right now.

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Why are we talking about saved by the bell 30 years later? Why are we talking about it? It's unreal. Can you believe we are still talking about this little show we did? I know it's one crazy to think that it was 30 years ago because I truly feel not that old. But I guess we are. Do you have any memories from your first days on set? I don't, because I remember actually my daughter watching the first couple episodes and it was like watching a foreign show.

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Like I look at him like I kind of remember wearing that I don't remember my hair looking like that, but maybe it was because it was so new and different when we were young and maybe we're nervous. How many people come up to us and we'll say, like, oh, my God, do you remember that episode still to this day? I think again, because the show was nostalgic for so many people. I don't know if we look at it that way, the same as people who are who actually watched it.

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They expect me to remember exactly like what I said or what I wore. And most of the time, I have no idea what they're talking about with you. We were going in and out of each other's lives and I didn't hold anything close to me at that at that time. Yeah, I mean, we we had a lot on our plate, if you think about it, because we were at school and like you and I both were like driving far distances to get to work.

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Remember how far you lived? You remember how far I lived at the very beginning. It was a huge day for us, like truly to get up there and then go to school and then have to work. And so, yeah, my memory really I feel like it doesn't start until like about 16 when we got to the beach and then later after that, you know, and truly like also big memories for me is like when you and I were touring, like doing things outside of the show, it was for the show, but like for us to like when we went to Europe and all that, like, those are big memories for me.

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Yeah. I guess hearing you say how I feel makes me realize we are trying to remember things we did at work. Yes, you're absolutely right.

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That was, of course, Tiffani Thiessen, who played Kelly Karpovsky on Saved by the Bell.

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I expect the the floodgates to release Dashiell. I expect when people hear we have a platform to celebrate and talk about this show that has meant the greatest show of all time, undeniably the greatest show of all time.

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No one disputes that fact. No one that I think the floodgates are going to open. I think mostly they'll just say you're your co-host has a has a weird voice. That's the I feel like that gate is going to going to be opening first. But then the other gate you're talking about, those sound good to me. If not, it's just going to be you talking and people bashing you on Twitter. It's going to be great.

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I cannot wait cannot wait to be bashed thoroughly on Twitter. A sound bite. I'm sure we'll come back to haunt me any day now. And lastly, page four of our class syllabus today was orientation. Everyone gets up and says some nonsense about themselves. We certainly covered that. And there's no real learning on the first day of class. But I want you to know that moving forward and when I say you, I mean you, Mark Paul, as well as you, the listener.

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Hello, there will be homework. There will be homework for every following class. Yay!

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All we're asking of you, the listener and you, Mark Paul, is to watch the episode that we will be covering in the episode of the podcast. So every episode of this podcast besides this one will cover one episode of Saved by the Bell, the original series. This this is a lot. I mean, I'm going to have to watch this.

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Yeah. Know it sucks. I'm not sure why we signed up for this for the folks listening who they've already asked me the question on Twitter and I so you get tagged in as well. This series will focus on the original saved by the bell. That is to say, we are for the time being, breezing right past. Good morning. This Blace, which is the original original original show but saved by the bell, was kind of the mutated spin off that Miss later became like part of Saved by the Bell.

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But to begin this podcast and to begin this journey for you of your Bayside education, we'll be starting with Dancing to the Max, which is this Season one, episode one of Saved by the Bell. I assume we danced and it took place in the max. That's all I know.

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It's almost like you don't have to watch it, and yet you do. Everyone, please remember to do your homework and watch Season one, episode one of Saved by the Bell Dancing to the Max before next week's show. If you like the pod, be sure to subscribe. And if you want to leave a nice rating, that's great too. Zac to the Future is a presentation of Caden's Thirteen. See you next week.